DeltaRules
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What Are These Things?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 6:17 am

I've seen these in pics of older planes, like 707s, 737-200s, etc.


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My question is what are the things above the seats on the bottom of the overhead bins? Are they where the Fasten Seat Belt & No Smoking signs are located? Are they lights? I've never been able to figure it out!

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srbmod
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RE: What Are These Things?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 6:26 am

Looks like passenger service units to me. Reading lights, air, and the oxygen masks are up there.
 
lmml 14/32
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RE: What Are These Things?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 7:20 am

Those things are PSU's - Passenger Service Units - where there are a reading light, air vent and crew call button. Those were the days of open overhead luggage compartments. The doors were fitted later.
 
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RE: What Are These Things?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 7:23 am

The picture brought back memories of my first years on B720b's. They had open racks with those unsightly hanging boxes.
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: What Are These Things?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:47 pm

Wow! I'm really old. If I hadn't read the replies, I'd have had no idea what "things" were refered to. I looked at the picture for several minutes trying to find something out of place and couldn't.
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RE: What Are These Things?

Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:59 pm

Thanks for the help! I was thinking that they would have the reading lights, FA call button, etc. on that panel, but because they were all on older planes, I thought it had some other purpose that you don't see on planes today.

IMissPiedmont- I guess I should have specified what "things" referred to. Sorry, my fault!!

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